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SUMMARY REPORT
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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-16-071    Date:  August 2016
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-16-071
Date: August 2016

 

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FHWA Research and Technology Evaluation Program Summary Report Spring 2016

 

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FOREWORD

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology (R&T) Program furthers the FHWA’s office of Research, Deveopment and Technology’s (RD&T) goal of ensuring transparency, accessibility, and responsiveness of RD&T for all stakeholders.

This report summarizes the 16 evaluations being conducted by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center on behalf of FHWA’s Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management. Summaries for completed projects include initial findings as well as background on each project.

All information in this report is as of April 2016.

This report should be of interest to program managers, office directors and executives within FHWA as well as others within the Department of Transportation (DOT) or other portions of the Federal Government interested in the outcomes and impacts of FHWA research.

 

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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

FHWA-HRT-16-071

2. Government Accession No. 3 Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

FHWA Research and Technology Evaluation Program Summary Report Spring 2016

5. Report Date

August 2016

6. Performing Organization Code

HRTM-10

7. Author(s)

John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

8. Performing Organization Report No.

 

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Federal Highway Administration
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101-2296

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Covered
Summary Report

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

 

15. Supplementary Notes

John Moulden is the Research and Technology Program Manager and the contracting office representative for Contract DTFH for this program summary.

16. Abstract

This report summarizes the 16 evaluations being conducted by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center on behalf of FHWA’s Research and Technology Program.  The FHWA R&T Program furthers the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center’s goal of ensuring transparency, accessibility, and responsiveness of R&T for all stakeholders.

 

The 16 evaluations can be grouped into two waves.  The first wave consists of six retrospective and four prospective evaluations, while the second wave comprises six prospective evaluations.  Five evaluation teams have finished data collection and written final reports.  One team has delivered a final Phase I report and is preparing its Phase II report. Three evaluation teams have submitted Final Evaluation Plans while five other teams have written Draft Evaluation Plans. Of the remaining two, one team has submitted a preliminary evaluation plan and the other is initiating planning activities.
17. Key Words

Research and technology, evaluation

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161

19. Security Classification
(of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classification
(of this page)

Unclassified

21. No. of Pages

57

22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

FHWA R&T and the Evaluation Program

R&T Evaluation Summaries: Wave 1 Retrospective Evaluations

Evaluation Summaries: Wave 1 Prospective Evaluations

Evaluation Summaries: Wave 2 Evaluations

Conclusion

References

Appendix A Project Status by Evaluation

Appendix B Project Information by Evaluation

Cover Photo

List of Figures

Figure 1. FHWA R&T framework for applied and advanced research. (emphasis added)

List of Tables

Table of Abbreviations and acronyms

Table 1. FHWA Research Components by Type and Lead Office

Table 2. FHWA R&T Evaluations by Research Component, Wave, and Type

Table 3. Evaluation Latest Deliverables

Table 4. Project Status by evaluation

Table 5. Project information by evaluation

 

 

 

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